Tag: NTUC

Ang Mo Kio MP Ang Hin Kee pins PMD issues on “hyperbolic jump” of food delivery services

Singapore—Unlike other recent Meet-the-People (MPS) sessions, which have been widely attended by food delivery riders after the ban on e-scooters in public footpaths was announced in Parliament on November 4, the November 13 MPS session at Ang Mo Kio saw no PMD riders at...

Singapore’s labour movement group focuses on curbing prices of groceries and cooked meals

A new NTUC FairPrice Group composed of FairPrice, Foodfare and Kopitiam is moving to curb the price of groceries and cooked meals. The move is aimed at driving greater efficiency in catering to consumers' shifting needs and changing preferences. This was announced by FairPrice chief executive Seah...

NTUC innovates to resolve ageing issues, ease burden of “sandwiched” Singaporeans, and encourage more babies

Bold and ambitious National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) initiatives are underway to mitigate issues arising from an ageing population, lighten the load off the shoulders of the so-called 'sandwich generation,' and inspire families and couples to bear more children. This development was shared to...

Founder of Makansutra surprised by NTUC’s takeover of Kopitiam, says: “NTUC should be great and big by being great and big on their own”

Founder of Makansutra KF Seetoh took to Facebook to comment on the recent acquisition of homegrown food court operator Kopitiam by NTUC Enterprise. Even though the acquisition was met with much backlash from Singaporeans, it was approved by the Competition and Consumer Commission of...

Every single trolley stolen from FairPrice, Holland Drive, prompting police investigation

Where have all the trolleys gone? This is the question for which police and authorities are seeking answers. Last December 13, NTUC FairPrice at Block 36 Holland Drive faced a blank parking section for trolleys as all the carts were missing. The outlet needed to...

Labour chief Chan Chun Sing: Labour Movement must remain representative and relevant

Obbana Rajah During his May Day address, labour chief Chan Chun Sing talked about the Labour Movement’s looking forward and importance in remaining “representative and relevant”. In his speech, he said, “For the Labour Movement, going forth, we still abide by the two words that galvanise...

NTUC Members polled: Majority against GST hike

By: Obbana Rajah Earlier this week, results of a poll conducted within the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) was anonymously revealed through WhatsApp. According to the source, there were more than 300 leaders of NTUC who took part, with about 440 responses received. The results were not...

Steal someone else’s lunch and disrupt ourselves before others disrupt us: Govt May Day message

In Singapore, the dictum “no free lunch” is well engrained in every citizen by the government. In 2013, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong modified this to “we have to guard our lunch” from being stolen by others. Now, during a May Day discussion with...

Need work-life balance, amid labour crunch

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has called for fairer work practices for workers in Singapore, amid tightening labour market. DPP’s secretary-general, Ben Pwee said, “The workforce in Singapore belongs to Singapore, not to any corporates, political parties, trade unions or congresses.” Pwee emphasised, “In this tight...